Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WW2COS Active for Pearl Harbor Day

Mac, KF4LMT at the radio operator table
We had a very successful day operating in the radio compartment of the B-17 "City of Savannah" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. My good friend Mac, KF4LMT and I got to the museum around 0900 and connected our antennas and got the aircraft power distribution up and running.  We started operating around 1000 and made a total of 89 contacts in 21 states and Canada including seven other museums and a handful of WWII veterans. We set up the video stream once again and folks were able to watch us across the Internet.  Everything worked great today. We did have an issue with the dial lights on our BC-348 reciever. I’ll need to go back out and take it out of the case and see if we have a loose connection, cold solder joint, or bad rheostat.  I also made some headway on writing our radio operator checklist. When we were done we shut down the 12v and 24v circuits, turned off the charger, open the  external switch, disconnected our antennas and stowed our gear.

Here is a nice summary of our activities today on my cohort, Mac McCormick’s blog.

Looking forward into the radio compartment

Yours truly, K4GTM taking my turn at the mic

We got a total of 89 stations in the log today!

Took the glass faceplate off the tuning dial to troubleshoot lamp problem

Greg doing some measurements (don't let his wife see this pic!)

The museum is a popular venue for weddings.  She could be a model for some new nose art!

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